Forget what you’ve heard — autism isn’t something to cure. In fact, it’s a condition we should embrace and celebrate.
About 1 in 68 people in the U.S. are autistic, meaning they communicate and experience the world in ways not typically expected. There isn’t a “missing piece” to their cognitive puzzle. And they definitely don’t need your pity.
Autistic people thrive because of their autism, not in spite of it. And the community will be the first to tell you all the glorious things being autistic brings to their lives.
For Autism Acceptance Month, we asked activists to share with us the best thing about being autistic. Their answers challenge the idea that autism causes any sort of “suffering,” and instead celebrate autistic pride, community, and passion. Read more…